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Department of the Air Force
Child Development Center
7205 North 137th Avenue
Luke AFB, AZ 85309-1523
Programs and services are available at most installations for children up to age 12. Care may be provided in Child Development Centers, School Age Care Programs, and Family Child Care Homes. Please review the information to find out what programs and services are available at this installation. Please contact the Child and Youth Program point of contact at this installation if you require information, assistance or resources for child care in your local community.
The Family Child Care (FCC) Program offers home-based child care in certified homes for children age two weeks through twelve years. These self-employed providers operate their home independently in compliance with strict Air Force policies, including frequent inspections and close monitoring by the Family Child Care staff. Extensive background screening and orientation training must be completed prior to certification. Full-time, part-time, hourly, weekends, extended hours and school age care is available. For more information, call the Family Child Care Office at Comm: 623-856-2684 or DSN 312-896-2684 or sign up for the waiting list at Military Child Care The office is located in building 1140.
The Luke CDC provides care to children ranging from 6 weeks to five years of age. The Program offers a variety of activities through the Early Learning Matters (ELM) curriculum which is designed to give our military children a strong foundation in school and life. It offers developmentally appropriate activities for different age groups and individual children in a safe and supportive environment. Activities promote Language/Literacy, Physical Development, Social-Emotional Development, and Cognitive Development.
The Luke CDC provides a high quality care program that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are offered daily and meals are designed to follow the USDA guidelines for child/youth meal patterns.
Types of Care
Full-time care, hourly care, and sublet care are available at the Luke CDC. Reservations are required for hourly care and offered on a space available basis with a two hour minimum. Families interested in subletting a space for a week at a time, may reserve their space on the Kinderspot app. Parents can download the app and make requests based on their family’s care needs.
The Luke CDC is an inclusive program designed to support children with varying needs. Prior to enrollment, families are required to complete our enrollment forms which includes a Health Assessment used to identify children with special needs. If a specific need is identified, the Luke CDC team will assist each family through the enrollment process to ensure specified training, accommodations, and/or modifications are established prior to caring for their child. In some cases, the Luke Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Inclusion Action Team (IAT) will assist to support the enrollment of a child with heightened medical needs.
Eligible patrons include all Active Duty military personnel, DOD Appropriated Fund and Non-Appropriated Fund civilian personnel, reservists on active duty or on inactive duty training, DOD contractors, and military retirees.
Requests for Care
All requests for care must be submitted on Military Child Care (MCC). MCC offers access to comprehensive information on military-operated and subsidized child care options, including installation child development centers, school-age programs and family child care. Serving as the single gateway for child care information, the site gives families a streamlined, convenient process for finding and requesting care. If you are placed on the waiting list and require fee assistance, Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) is a fee assistance program available to U.S military and U.S. Coast Guard families.
Hours of Operation
The Child Development Center is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed Federal holidays and AETC Family days. The Center is open for exercises as directed by the Squadron Commander. The CDC is in building 1119. For more information please call 623-856-6339, 623-856-6338, DSN 312-896-6339, or DSN 312-896-6338.
The School Age Program is designed to provide developmental care promoting readiness and quality of life. The School Age philosophy is to provide opportunities for youth to develop their physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities, and to experience achievement, leadership, enjoyment, friendship and recognitions. School Age Program is located in building 1143, Youth Programs. For more information called 623-856-7470/7471 or DSN 312-896-7470/7471.
The Youth Center assists active duty personnel and DoD civilians by offering a safe learning environment for youths ages 6 to 18. Located in Building 1143 near Fowler Park, the Youth Center is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs and 4H/USDA..
Our programs are designed to encourage members 9-18 to realize a wide variety of positive outcomes, a strategy for developing the "whole child." Youth Programs focuses on on helping children and teens achieve in our three priority outcome areas of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. We offer tested, proven and nationally recognized programs in five Core Program Areas that closely align with the developmental needs of all young people.
These five core areas are Leadership and Service, Education, Health and Wellness, The Arts and Sports and Recreation. Continuing programs include instructional classes (ages 5-18), organized sports (ages 3-18), full day summer and holiday camp programs (ages 9-18).
For program specific information visit the Youth Programs, or call 623-856-7470/7471, DSN 896-7470, or DSN 896-7470/7471, at thelukevents.com or https://www.facebook.com/lukeyouthprograms